In one of the worst kept secrets in the Tabletscape, Lenovo is debuting its new Thinkpad X61 Tablet PCs, and yes, Dennis already has one of the newer models to evaluate. The Thinkpad X61 is a Core 2 Duo that runs either the L7300 chip (at 1.4GHz) or the L7500 (at 1.6Ghz) with a 800 MHz front side bus and a 4MB cache. In addition to a choice of processors, Lenovo, has a number of options for you to choose from depending on your needs.
Here are some of the options available:
- OS: 32 bit or 64 bit Vista; or Windows XP
- Communications: 2×3 802.11n or 2×2 MIMO
- HD: Up to 160GB 5400rpm or up to 100GB 7200rpm
- Display: 12.1 wide-angle SXGA + with indoor/outdoor viewing or XGA Mult-Touch
Among some of the other new features:
Lenovo is touting a new “Direct Bonding” technology called SuperView. With the SXGA + screen that includes low reflectivity, less susceptibility to scratching, and more durability under harsh conditions.
They are also touting an improvement in battery life with up to 12 hours on the 8cell battery which now is listed as standard. There is also new software control that promises to allow more flexibility in configuring power management.
This is all due to be announced today and we’ll update as we have more.
( The US site doesn’t seem to have a page for it up yet.) Dennis is already running some comparisons between the X61 and the X60 (I believe he has the Multi-touch model with WWAN) and you should look for those results over the next few days.
UPDATE: Here’s that link to the product page.